Chad Wheeler’s now ex-girlfriend, Alleah Taylor, is speaking out on their unfortunate incident. As previously reported, Taylor fell victim to a physical exchange at the hands of the former NFL player recently and was hospitalized. Now that she’s been released, Taylor spoke with CBS This Morning to give her firsthand account.
The fallout from the night’s terrible events caused the Seattle Seahawks to remove him from their roster. Claiming they were “deeply saddened” and “strongly condemn” the act caused by Wheeler, they sent out a statement announcing that he was now a “free agent”.
The Seahawks reportedly won't bring back Chad Wheeler, who is due to become a restricted free agent https://t.co/Pf34NcHwwF— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 27, 2021
Sitting down for her interview with a cast, she didn’t hold back with the details in the alleged dispute. “I had touched my face, and I looked down and there was—there’s blood on my hand,” Taylor said. “And I remember getting up and running to the bathroom. Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway, and he was sipping his smoothie. And he was, like, ‘Wow, you’re—you’re still alive…’”
Taylor then said she then tried to reach out to his father for help. “I’m grateful he didn’t grab me in that moment,” she continued. “I was able to run to the bathroom. He went back into the living room to continue eating. I had texted his dad too and told him that Chad was trying to k*ll me. And showed him a picture. Chad’s dad called him while he was eating. And while I was in the bathroom. And he answered. And he didn’t have any worry at all, and Chad was, like, ‘I’m just eating dinner. Nothing’s going on.’ And that terrified me.”
TOMORROW: The ex-girlfriend of former Seattle Seahawks’ Chad Wheeler is speaking out.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 9, 2021
Alleah Taylor told @JerickaDuncan about the moments after last month’s reported domestic assault.
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The interview airs Wednesday on CBS. In the meantime, Wheeler has since been arrested and charged. He took to Twitter to share his apologies. “Events happened over the weekend that transpired from a manic episode,” Wheeler said. “I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering that I have caused to Alleah and her family.”
He added, “I apologize profusely for the turmoil that I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing right now is that Alleah gets the care she needs and I get help. Both are happening.”
Wheeler has since plead not guilty to the charges.